Salt Lake City Prepares for Week of Family History Celebration

March 9, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY — Family history will take center stage in Salt Lake City during the week of April 26, 2010, with four genealogy conferences taking place simultaneously. Over 200 genealogy workshops are scheduled through May 1, giving everyone from novices to advanced researchers access to unprecedented learning opportunities.

Conference organizers decided to offer attendees the rare chance to attend more than one of the conferences by conveniently holding them all in one week in Salt Lake City. The marquee event will be the National Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference. This premier conference is returning to Salt Lake City for only the second time in 25 years. Also scheduled for that week are BYU’s Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy, BYU’s Family History Technology Workshop, and FamilySearch’s Developers Conference for software developers.

A wide range of U.S. and international research topics will be covered and participants are encouraged to bring and work on their personal family research projects. Conferences will also feature technology sessions and exhibitors spotlighting technologies that offer solutions to genealogy challenges.

Another highlight of the week will be a free program, “A Celebration of Family History,” presented by David McCullough, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Orchestra at Temple Square. Free tickets will be available at starting March 23, 2010.

A variety of free events are scheduled throughout the week:

More information, including how to register, is available at

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Paul Nauta
FamilySearch Public Affairs Manager

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.